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Skelligs Chocolate Co.

The Glen, Ballinskelligs, Ireland
+353 66 947 9119
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Skelligs Chocolate is a family run business overlooking the magnificent Skelligs Rocks, on the south west coast of Ireland. Our factory opened its doors in 1996, consisting of two little production rooms; one for making chocolate and the other for packaging. The factory has since expanded to a state of the art production facility with adjoining cafe which serves delicious hot chocolate, tea, coffee and homemade treats. With the only open plan chocolate production facility in Ireland, we encourage you to call in to see our chocolate being made, taste the delicious treats and ask the friendly staff all about where chocolate comes from and how it is made.
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The Glen, Ballinskelligs, Ireland
+353 66 947 9119
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Reviewed yesterday

Admittedly the chocolate was good. Otherwise it's a cute little chocolate factory. You don't get a tour, but you can see the entire operation from the sampling counter. If you're in the neighborhood it's a nice stop. But I wouldn't go out of my way...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped here while driving around the Ring. Best hot chocolate ever. Also tried and bought several other snacking chocolates. It's an easy stop - do it! Your kids will thank you!

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are doing the Ring of Skellig, the Skelligs Chocolate Company should definitely be an obligatory pit stop ! This is a fantastic little artisan chocolate factory, shop and cafe. You get to see the chocolate being made in an open plan production area,...More

Thank Veniredenovo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a chocolate factory and an unexpected find on our journey. We went and were immediately greeted warmly. We were offered a taste test for a variety of chocolates. They were marvelous. We bought a few items then enjoyed coffees and cokes and shared...More

Thank Ella B
Colm H, Owner at Skelligs Chocolate Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

HI Ella B, thanks for your visit and kind review. We have a very simple ethos here, when you arrive yo should receive a warm welcome, you should have a generous tasting session and there should be no pressure to buy. After that it's up...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place to stop for a rest break....nice cafe on site (only offer sweets), free samples of the choc made at the factory, picnic tables provided outside (which we used for our picnic lunch), friendly staff, reasonable prices for cafe good and chocolates.More

Thank Kelly D
Colm H, Owner at Skelligs Chocolate Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Kelly D, thank you for your visit and review - much appreciated. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and that the weather was good enough that you were able to use the picnic area. Yes, the cafe is a 'treats only'...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A little gem of a place, on the Skellig Ring. It's off the main Ring of Kerry route, so is easy to miss. Make a point of finding it. The factory is open-plan and the tastings are fun and educational. The cafe is terrific and...More

1  Thank NiallJanet
Colm H, Owner at Skelligs Chocolate Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

HI NiallJanet, thanks for your visit and review. I don't think there is much I can add - its a lovely summary of what we do here. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in South Kerry too. Colm Healy Skelligs Chocolate

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped of here on the Slea Head Loop. Kids loved the chocolate and we all really enjoyed the samples and descriptions of the chocolate making process. Fun stop, would recommend to anyone driving the Dingle Peninsula.More

Thank Jason S
Colm H, Owner at Skelligs Chocolate Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

HI Jason S, thanks for your visit and review. I'm delighted you enjoyed the samples and the chocolate making process but I think the cars sat nav may have been a little off. We are on the Iveragh Peninsula not the Dingle Peninsula. We are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a stop along the skellig ring Chocolate factory floor and workers visible through a glass window. There is a section for tasting the chocolate before you buy (at least six samples we tasted if not a little more) the staff are very friendly...More

Thank Sharon R
Colm H, Owner at Skelligs Chocolate Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sharon R, many thanks for your visit and review. I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us and just to clarify, you can see the staff initially through a viewing window but then at the tasting area everything is open plan so all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

They give you samples to taste when you first enter. Many flavors are for sale, but we found that the prices are highest at this location. The same products are available in Killarney and elsewhere for 1-2 euros less per bag. . Go to the...More

Thank IN_Travelers47906
Colm H, Owner at Skelligs Chocolate Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi IN_Travelers47906, many thanks for your visit and review. I would be grateful if you could contact me directly on info@skelligschocolate.com in connection with other companies pricing as if it is €2 cheaper then they are losing money. I am not sure you are comparing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are already planning on doing the Slea Head drive definitely make a stop here! I was surprised at how many samples were given to help you decide on your favorites. They sell many cutely packaged chocolate perfect for souvenirs.More

Thank astonehocker
Colm H, Owner at Skelligs Chocolate Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi astonehocker, many thanks for your visit and review. I fear there might be a glitch in Sat Navs out there as a number of people have us located on the Slea Head drive. We are of course on the Skellig Ring, overlooking Skellig Michael...More

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Carmel C
Is the chocolate gluten free ?
16 October 2015|
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Response from Colm H | Property representative |
Hi Carmel C, by default chocolate is gluten free - but we have a seasonal café (March through September) so we do warn all visitors there is a very small possibility of cross contamination. I hope that helps. Colm... More